Colonia Augusta Treverorum was the capitol of Roman Belgica and served as the capital of the Gallic Empire under the emperors Tetricus I and II from 271 to 274. Dates of operation: 294 - 395, 408 - 413 and c. 430. Mintmarks: SMTR, TR, TRE, TROB, TRPS.
Licinius Junior, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 18 September 324 A.D.
In 320, Licinius reneged on the religious freedom promised by the Edict of Milan, and began a new persecution of Christians in the Eastern Roman Empire. He destroyed churches, imprisoned Christians and confiscated their property.
RL59928. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII 272, aVF, weight 2.704 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 0o, Treveri (Trier) mint, 320 A.D.; obverse LICINIVS - IVN NOB C, radiate, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverseVIRTVS EXERCIT, Vexillum inscribed VOT / XX flanked by a captive on each side, STR in exergue; scarce (RIC R3); $40.00 (€30.00)
Victorinus, Summer to November 268 - mid 271 A.D.
In 270, the Empire suffered an economic crisis due to usurpations, partition of the empire, invasions, and sackings of the countryside and cities. Agricultural and industrial productions were significantly decreased, and mines went unused. A monetary crisis ensued. Inflation was up to 1,000% in some areas of the empire.
RS60615. Silveredantoninianus, RIC V 117, gVF, weight 3.306 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, die axis 180o, Treveri (Trier) mint, 269 - 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C PIAV VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate draped and cuirassedbust right; reversePAX AVG, Pax standing half left, branch in right, transverse scepter in left, V left, star right; $.99 (€.74)